Hannemann Sets the Table for Cub Feast
Jacob Hannemann singled twice, doubled, drew a walk, stole a base, and scored two runs, Gioskar Amaya singled twice, scored a run, and drove-in another, Pedro Martinez laced an RBI double, walked, and scored two runs, and Wladimir Galindo ripped a two-run HR and knocked in a third run with a sacrifice fly, propelling the Cubs "B" team to an 8-5 victory over the Giants Orange squad in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Wednesday morning on Field #5 at the Riverview Baseball Complex on John Arguello Way in Mesa, AZ.
The game was pre-planned as an eight-inning contest.
Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):
CUBS "B" TEAM LINEUP:
1a. Jacob Hannemann, DH #1: 3-3 (BB, 2B, 1B, 1B, 2 R, SB)
1b. Reivaj Garcia, PR-2B: 0-0 (BB, R)
2a. Gioskar Amaya, 2B-DH: 2-4 (1B, F-8, F-9, 1B, R, RBI)
2b. Richard Nunez, PH: 0-1 (F-8)
3. Pedro Martinez, SS: 1-2 (SH-FC, 2B, F-8, BB, 2 R, RBI)
4. Wladimir Galindo, 3B: 1-3 (F-9 SF, HR, 2-3, K, R, 3 RBI
5. Ervis Marchan, 1B: 1-2 (1B, BB, BB, K)
6. Ricardo Verenzuela, CF: 2-3 (BB, 1B, 1B, K)
7. Carlos Morfa, RF: (HBP, HBP, L-4, 6-3, RBI)
8a. Yovanny Cuevas, LF: 0-3 (K, K, K)
8b. Jose Gutierrez, LF: 0-1 (4-3)
9. Widimer Joaquin, DH #2: 0-3 (5-3, 5-3, 6-3, BB, R)
10a. Raymond Pena, C: 0-2 (F-8, 4-3)
10b. Caleb Knight, C: 0-1 (K, HBP)
CUBS "B" TEAM PITCHERS:
1. Eduarniel Nunez: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 2 BALKS, 1/1 GO/AO, 34 pitches (19 strikes)
2. Alexander Vargas: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 30 pitches (21 strikes)
3. Tommy Nance: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 2 HBP, 1 WP, 2/1 GO/AO, 41 pitches (27 strikes)
4. Alfredo Colorado: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 0/3 GO/AO, 34 pitches (18 strikes)
5. Jorge Remon: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 19 pitches (12 strikes)
CUBS "B" TEAM ERRORS: 2
1. P Eduarniel Nunez: E-1 (errant pick-off attempt at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 2nd)
2. 2B Gioskar Amaya: E-4 (fielding miscue allowed batter to reach base safely)
CUBS "B" TEAM CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Raymond Pena: 1-3 CS, 2 PB
2. Caleb Knight: 0-3 CS
WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 80's
"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"
crunch 43 min 28 sec ago (view)
1h 50min into the game and they're through 4 innings.
yesterday's game was 3h 45m.
crunch 2 hours 1 min ago (view)
lester seems to be leaving off where he was for the last couple months of the season in 2019.
no one should take anything from a february spring training start...NONETHELESS...this outing looked a lot like the ones he spent in the last couple months of the season with batters sitting around waiting to swing at lester fastballs and laying off everything else.
crunch 22 hours 36 min ago (view)
he paced for 20+HR last year and might have done it if he wasn't on unpaid leave for a while. i'd handicap him as a 15-20HR guy at worst rather than saying 20HR solid. it's probably a safer range.
his D isn't up there with the all-time greats of the game, but it's well above average for a young guy (turned 26 last month) who can also provide some pop. i think more than a few teams could slot him in as a middle IF starter without having much internal competition.
Rob Richardson 23 hours 7 min ago (view)
He hit 20+ HR only once and that was four years ago. He has a career OBP of 312, a career SLG of 392, and is his SS defense really that special anymore?
crunch 1 day 25 min ago (view)
kinda crazy a.russell is still a free agent.
he's not the first and probably not the last domestic abuser to "serve his time" and find contracts to sign. there's a 20HR guy who plays great D at SS sitting out there while spring training is going down without him.
i wonder how much he's demanding (if that's an issue at all) vs teams that want no part of him...
First.Pitch.120 1 day 7 hours ago (view)
Don't forget the awesome taste of RizzO's !!!
crunch 1 day 20 hours ago (view)
ha. also, this reminds me that Grand Slam cereal existed in the late 90s. it was basically Kix with the marshmallows from Lucky Charms (in baseball items shape). it was actually really good.
Charlie 1 day 22 hours ago (view)
I just love cereal so much
bradsbeard 2 days 4 min ago (view)
Yeah, both of those guys have some versatility. Could make a nice platoon if it ever came to that.
bradsbeard 2 days 5 min ago (view)
Rooting for General Mills?
Dolorous Jon Lester 2 days 23 min ago (view)
I like that they're trying Robel and Giambrone all over the diamond.
Charlie 2 days 29 min ago (view)
I'll just be here salivating over the possibility of observing a sub-70MPH curve ball. :)
Rooting for Mills in general. Seems like fun as a 5th starter.
crunch 2 days 1 hour ago (view)
dusty baker + adam greenberg piece...
Dolorous Jon Lester 2 days 1 hour ago (view)
Man this Dodger broadcast is garbage.
Sonicwind75 2 days 6 hours ago (view)
Thanks Phil for these breakdowns. Really helpful.